WADCO ^SSSSSSqj, NEWS "The Paper" connecting all Whiting fr Davis interests. Volume 4 Plainville, Mass., February 1, 1923 Number 3 Showing MAP PIN tfc WEBB'S, Ltd. — One of the Largest Retailers in Montreal, Can., who Handle the Better Grade of W.tfc D. Mesh Ba<;s. The New Wadco Easel a Great Success. The latest idea in the Whiting & Da- vis Co. merchandising — and what now appears to be the best in many a day — the new Wadco Display Easel, is getting a reception from wholesaler and retail- er which our rosiest hopes could not have pictured. It consists of an easel, covered with attractive watered silk, affording a plain but rich background of "Whiting" blue against the gold or silver bag rests. One easel is packed in each box. As the box is also covered with watered silk of the same color, it can be effectively used as a base of the easel. The custom was, before the advent of this Wadco easel, to display a Mesh Bag by either laying it flat against some cloth in the show case or window, or hanging it from some book or standard. If it lay flat, the customer could not very well see it to advantage. And if it were hanging up a considerable part of the beauty of the design was lost, especially if it were a fringed bag. With the Wadco Easel, all these dis- advantages are overcome. There is al- ways an attractive background, which helps so much to sell any displayed ar- ticle. As the easel of course tilts, it is very easy for the customer to see the bag at its best. It allows the fringe to be spread out most attractively. The Wadco Easel makes use of an- other very sound and effective princi- ple of display and that is that any arti- cle, to appear at its best in show case or window, must not be shown too close to others. The use of the Easel prac- tically compels the separation of the displayed bags. The beauty of silver or gold is best shown by a pleasing contrast. This is effected by the "Whiting" blue back- ground. And all seasoned salesmen know that women, particularly, are sus- ceptible to color effects. It is, therefore, easy to understand why this display idea is doing such work in stimulating sales. There is nothing that aids a manu- facturer more than creating and in- creasing good will among his retailers and wholesalers. And as the surest way of all to create good will is for a manu- facturer to help his dealers to sell his goods, it is evident that the Wadco Easel is working, and will work for a long time to come, in creating good will for the Whiting & Davis Co. It is also indisputable evidence that this company is the leader in merchan- dis'ng as well as in design, improve- ment in construction and craftsmanship Deliver The Goods by Mgr. Berkley of the Mesh Machine Dept. You have asked me about some of my ideas about how to get along in your work and how to get ahead in the game of life? Well, first of all, my idea is that it's pretty much up to every man to decide whether he makes a fizzle or wins suc- cess. Of course, success isn't the same thing to every one. No matter where you work or what you do, success is making good right there. You've got to figure out your own idea of success and then go after it. It makes no difference where you are or what you do. But one thing is sure — you'll never get there if you're going to start by making excuses for your own faults, or blaming somebody else for your mis- takes and failures; when some babies fall they bawl, others don't — they have spunk and sense enough to get up and not do it again. I've found out that when I start say- ing if or but, that's when I start going down hill. Excuses don't go anywhere very long. The thing to do is to deliver the goods and not offer excuses for not delivering. Get after yourself first, and may be you won't have to get after anybody else. The person who wins in the game of life is the one who comes across with the real goods — not with excuses. That's how I've figured it out. Nobody in the world will cash an excuse — and that's the real test. Beware of the man who always agrees with you. He usually has an axe to grind. ( Dick. ) RADIOPHANS Below is a list of Radiophans in the factory. If there are any who have been missed kindly send in the names — Jack Zilch, Fred Lynds, Mr. Bartlett, Henry Hemmingsen, Ralph Hemming- sen, Erwin Sylvia, Louis Whiting, James Gleason, Jack Brant, Charles Cobb, Happy Dorset, Shay Futlon, Paul Entwistle, Emile LeBlanc. WADCO NEWS Wadco News Publish k i) Semi- Monthly by Employees of Whiting- & Davis Co. Plainville, Mass. Editor . . H. B. Rowan yJssociate Editors Lawrence Cook Canadian Factory Harriet Wales, Woonsocket Branch Sol'd Mesh Dept. Unsol'd Mesh Dept. Spiral Dept. Mesh Dept. Stamp Dept. Tool Dept, Bench Dept, Rhea Larock Rita Ahrams Elsie Hemingson Dick Barton Frank Gaddes Erwin Sylvia Frank Brown COMMERCIAL PRESS-PRINTERS A CRANK ON PAYING BILLS I succeeded by continuous hard work, and by following the maxim, "Pay as you go, and never go an inch further than you can pay." I was tempted of- ten enough to venture out on the end of a limb after a cluster of fruit, as every business man is, but I stuck to the maxim. If I was a crank about getting cash for my lumber, I was just as cranky about paying my bills on the instant, and I haven't got over it. In my early days, when I first began to deal with banks, I was asked often if I would re- new my notes on their expiration. My answer always was that when a note of mine fell due it would be paid in full, and I lived up to that platform. If I were giving advice to young men if would be to be a crank on paying bills. It is not alone that it gives you credit with others, it is the self-disci- pline it promotes. As for hard work, I did it to begin with because I wanted to get on. I do it still for the best of reasons because I enjoy it, and because once a man begins to let up, he slacks away too rapidly. Self-indulgence is a treacherous vice. Give it an inch and it will take a mile. Hard work can cure more ills, physical, mental, and spiritual, than all the drugs in the pharmacopoeia. — Robert R. Sizer, head of the New York lumber firm of Robert R. Sizer and Co., in the N. Y. Globe. Mary Hoyt was a visitor at the fac- tory last Thursday. She has promised to see to it that we hear more of our Woonsocket Branch in the future. Retail jewelers report themselves very well pleased with the business done at Christmas time. CANADIAN BRANCH NEWS. Chef Olsen of the Factory Restaurant The past year has witnessed a decid- ed change for the better in the results attained in the Factory Restaurant. Credit should be given to the Boosting Committee appointed a year ago for the efforts put forth in reducing the loss from running by $1000. The last year showed a loss of $2400 compared with $3400 for 1921. Twenty-one thousand and three meals were served during the past year. It would seem that this good work will bear still greater fruits when the Restaurant is housed in our new Rec- reation building. The gain shown the past year has en- couraged the management to put in more equipment to enable it to take care of a la carte service in the even- ing for those availing themselves of the comforts of the Recreation Building. It is our intention to form a Restau- rant organization for the betterment of the service. Undoubtedly many good suggestions will be made at the meetings to be held. The thanks of the management are extended to all who in any way helped along our factory restaurant in 1922. A cordial invitation to new employees is extended to get acquainted with the good things to eat which will be tempt- ingly in evidence in our new quarters. Let as many as can, support this now necessary service, for many have said they would not know what to do if with" out it. Yours for good food and plenty of it at reasonable prices. —Chef Olsen Sayings of Unsoldered Department — Alice R. — Ain't that nice. Alice L. — I nearly died Laf-in. Doris M. — Hey, Billy. Diana B. — My husband. Anna L. — Mind your own. Annette D. — Oh! Arthur. "Will you cut my lets," a question asked of Mrs. Greenhalgh quite often during the day. That would help Mary very much. CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our sincere thanks to the employees of the Can- adian Branch factory for their sympa- thy shown at the death of our dear lit- tle Marie; also for the many beautiful flowers sent. (Signed) Mr. and Mrs. Pelletier. The above Card of Thanks is from Mr. and Mrs. Pelletier, who have re- cently suffered the loss of their little daughter. This has been a particularly sad case as all three of their children have been ill and in the hospital for some time, and finally the oldest one passed away. We trust, however, every- thing now will go well as one of the children has returned home and the other is showing rapid improvement, al- though still in the hospital. SUGGESTION COLUMN In every organization there are those who have the ability to see how things could be done better. It is to those that this column makes its appeal for sug- gestions as to the elimination of waste, improvement in machinery, increase of production, better quality, short cuts or savings of any kind for the benefit of all. Send in your suggestions. The Wadco will print them in its Suggestion Col- umn. They must be signed with your name. BOWLING The bowling score below tells a story all its own. An opportunity to recover prestige will be given in the near fu- ture. WHITING AND DAVIS CO. 2D TEAM Cloutier, McNeil, Jenneau, Barrows, Fawcett, VETERANS Brown, Hayes, Fawcet, McCann, Newberger, 108 117 95 97 118 118 83 95 113 97 93 82 86 80 94 318 274 322 258 304 517 524 435 1476 OF FOREIGN WARS TEAM 89 112 84 285 95 90 97 272 97 78 101 277 87 93 92 272 109 85 86 477 459 450 1386 WADCO NEWS FACTS Australia exports 24,000,000 rabbit- skins every year. An expert cigarette-maker will roll 2500 cigarettes a day. A caterpillar will eat twice its own weight of food in a day. With sleeping accommodation for 200 passengers, and able to carry 100 tons of freight for a non-stop run of 4000 miles an airship 900 feet long has been designed by a German engineer. The first submarine telegraph cable across the Atlantic was successfully used in 1858, the first message sent be- ing a greeting from Queen Victoria to the United States President. The native of Iceland is dependent upon his own resources for all the ne- cessities of his family. He makes his own clothes, builds his own boats, and shoes his own horses. Piccadilly, the famous London thor- oughfare, is said to have received its name from the "pickardil," a collar worn by men of fashion in the seven- teenth century; these were sold by a merchant who built himself a house, Piccadilly Hall, which stood where Pic- cadilly now runs. In Queensland there is the thickest coal seam in the world. Its average thickness is 93 feet; the whole depth is of pure coal. Wood is heavier than water. It is the air trapped in the many cells that makes it appear lighter. When wood has been in water for some time this air es- capes, the wood is waterlogged, and will not float. The longest bridge in the world is that built over the Great Salt Lake in America. It is twenty miles long, and is built entirely of wood. Kangaroos can leap 70 feet with ease. Elephants continue growing for forty years. One pound of cork is sufficient to keep a man afloat. Four hours' hard thinking exhausts the tissue as much as ten hours of man- ual labor. 8EWA«6 OP ~V IMITATIONS' BUT ORIGINAL tiUlTm^&MVIi Co MEVf BAGS. (\l[t\lUlll(WimZZ iutuwm, .mmiiuiiUiiuii/ ililiUUlii 1 LISTENING IN With your kind permission, I would like to say a few words on a subject which at the present time, seems to be the most talked of in this country, and that is "Radio." Of course, by some it is taken as a joke, but that is to be ex- pected of anything new. Take the automobile for an example. When it first came out people thought it would never become practicable, but today it is a necessity. If I am not greatly mis- taken, in years to come, "Radio" will become a necessity. At the present time it is only in its infancy, but even so it is a very entertaining infant. Take of an evening when you can tune in on Grand Opera from Chicago or dance music from Boston or switch over to Louisville, Kentucky, and hear a few Southern Melodies, one takes "Radio" a little more seriously. You also get the benefit of all the large social func- tions such as recently took place in New York City when the American- Italian Association held a dinner and reception to the new Ambassador to this country from Italy. Each notable, as he enters the Hall, is announced through the microphone, also the way they are dressed, the interior decora- tions of the Hall and the way the speakers are seated at the tables is mentioned, so with very little imagina- tion, one almost feels they themselves were in the Hall. On a Sunday morning if you are in- clined to be religious, you can listen in on a Church Service. It also can be used to good advantage in advertising as recently in the U. S. Mint robbery in Denver, the numbers on all the bills stolen which were of the five dollar de- nomination, were broadcasted from Station W-E-A-F New York City, so you see it opens up new channels for running down criminals. Who knows but that in the future we may be listening in some evening and hear something like this — W-A-D-C-0 Station .... I wish to announce to the public in general that a certain jewelry firm have been trying to imitate Whiting & Davis Company mesh bags. For -self -protec- tion, style and durability, insist that you buy the original Whiting & Davis Company mesh bags. This is Station WADCO, the home of Whiting & Davis mesh bags, signed off — C. A. W. . . announcing; Good-night." WHICACO NEWS FREE PENNIES Why does Rachel always smile when Walter looks at her? — She must have heard that he needs a new cook. Mary Cooney says that Charles Foy has promised to hire a taxi, to take them home from Bates Theatre, the next time they go in a snow storm. We are pleased to announce that "Billy Fisher" has been appointed manager of the "steam pipe wrapping department" with Annie Galligan as his assistant. We_ are wondering who will win in the race for the soldier boy, Annie G. or Rachel? Josephine McQuaid has requested the editor to ask Stephen, through this paper, to keep his feet underneath his own chair. To attract the children to Toyland. the Rampe Store of Ottawa, Ohio, staged an unusual stunt when the man- agement distributed free one thous- and new pennies to the kiddies of the town who visited their toy department. Of course the time and place of the distribution was previously announced in the daily papers and the management couldn't help but report that the stunt was a most profitable one. Wouldn't you give $10 to get every kiddie in town into your toy depart- ment, of course accompanied by a par- ent? We sincerely wish it was spring for Lilly McKeon's sake. WADCO NEWS The Boston and Providence Turnpike as it now Looks with the January Accumulation of Snow, Showing Wades IIili in the Background. Caught in the Mesh SPIRAL DEPT. SWEET NINETEEN. SOLDERED MESH DEPT. Elinor Landry has returned with cold sores from a stay in the Mesh Machine Department. The young lady undoubt- edly met a Rudolph-Val. May Bell seems to be taking up Coueism judging by her remarks on Sunsets when the shades are drawn. She says "Oh, what beautiful Sunsets." No one, of course, can see them. Vera Phanistiehl uses a "Water Clock." The other night she arose from her bed, started to dress, when her sister informed her it was just midnight. The girls of the Spiral Department have a clock which has a chunk of gum used as a pendulum. Ethel Anderson and Elsie Hemming- sen attended the Passing Show of 1922 in Boston. Funny Newhouse made a master key and now the girls can have their banks opened conveniently. Charles Newell, location Coloring Room. Eggs, Chickens, Fowl and Broilers. Marion Bialis contracted sore knees from sliding. Forgive us, Marion. Rhea Larock celebrated her nine- teenth birthday last week. Congratula- tions were showered upon the popular young lady to the accompaniment of real blushes. Sam Kenyon is introducing a new form of solitaire, the game being played with a "wrist watch." Here is a case for Sherlock Holmes, undoubtedly. WATCH EOR THE RAINY DAYS Roller Skating is responsible for some of our girls falling. Florence King would just love to go sleigh-riding. We wonder with whom. Will someone please buy a new record for Mrs. Diana Rheaums? Her latest record is "My Husband" — so tiresome, you know. Isn' it a good idea at the beginning of the New Year to consider our financial standing? The practice of thrift is be- ing fostered in the factory by the Man- facturers. Xmas Club and Plainville Savings & Loan Association, both of these institutions sencj representatives to the factory to receive deposits. It has been said that a man is likely to become a burden to society, that is, to need help from others unless he has accumulated the following amounts : At the age of 25, $ 342.00 At the age of 30, 801.00 At the age of 35, 1,413.00 At the age of 40, 2,106.00 At the age of 50, 4,014.00 At the age of 55, 5,355.00 At the age of 60, 7,146.00 At the age of 65, 9,000.00 Ida Myers went to see "Charlie's Aunt" in Providence last week. Rumor has it that Tina Gauvin has broken two or three hearts the last few weeks. We cannot furnish names in this matter. Jessie Bourgeois, Florence King and Francis Joyal made a shopping trip recently to Providence to purchase Easter finery: Watch for us, boys! The girls are wishing Ray Lanphier better luck in the future in keeping the rubberneck within bounds. Girls of the Soldered Mesh! Why will you persist in getting Paul's goat. Don't forget he has traveled in "Turkey." Vivian St. John has been out sick the past week. Mary Boyle, Celina Morrison and Rose Boyle decorated the sidewalk in front of the Post Office one night re- cently when all three went down to- gether. Rose Boyle and Celina Morrison came in Saturday all "Togged Out" and maintained an air of mystery all morn- ing. Now what were they up to? Ethel Bakek and Estella Sulham are welcomed to the Soldered Mesh Depart- ment. Both are newcomers. The mountains between here and Bungay are quite impassable. The trip should only be attempted with the fol- lowing equipment, a flivver, snowshoes. shovel and stout heart.